BODIAM PANCAKE RACE
I'm a bit flaky on this and am relying on memory so if I get anything wrong, please correct me.
Every year on Shrove Tuesday there was a pancake race held in Bodiam and North Somercotes over the same length of course and the winning time won the Cup for that village.
Here are some photos of interest.
This photo was supplied by Lettie Foster.
From left to right: Mrs Dann, Mrs Seymour (who was Mrs
Dann's mother), Lettie Foster with Stephen in her arms,
Doris Godden with her daughter Christine, Florrie Barnes (who lived at 2 Knowle Hill Cotts) and Ada Catt.
This photo was supplied by Martyn Lawrence and is called "The Officials at Bodiam Pancake Race" I don't know the year but would think it is around 1970.
I think I can name most of the people here.
From left to right they are: Jim Trussler, Gilbert Garrett, Peter Knapp, Albert Weddle, The Vicar of Salehurst (and Bodiam) (I think his name was Steadman), John Burgess and "Robbie" Robinson.
Here is an extract from Guinness Time of Spring 1959. This photo was taken in Levetts Lane.
Mrs Dann is on the left, next is Sheila Weddle, I cannot identify the next person, Mrs Weeks, Mrs Foster and the pancake obscures the person on the right.
Can anyone help me with the unknown people?
Photo from the Weddle Family Album
These two photos appear to be from the same year. The number of contestants appears fewer, as do the number of spectators. The first photo is an action shot of Sheila Weddle heading the field. The second photo appears to be of the Vicar of Salehurst congratulating Sheila on winning. The lady between the Vicar and Sheila Weddle is the District Nurse, Nina. Can anyone help with her last name or the other people in the photos?